Monday, January 12, 2015
Front Garden Rehab
I've been thinking, and decided: the front garden needs an overhaul come spring. Much like the back garden, I think it's reached a point where it needs redesign. I definitely need to rebuild the raised beds, which are coming apart at the seams and compacted to boot.
So here's my plan, keeping the front flower beds (which I love, so cheery!) and reducing the number of four foot by four foot raised beds to three. I plan on making them twice as deep (eight inches), which should help with growing root vegetables like carrots and radishes. I think that will be a better use of the space, with the addition of three self-watering tub gardens for greens. I do love my self-watering tub gardens. They are nearly as much fun to build as they are to grow in, as long as I don't forget to add a drainage hole or two.
After a layer of weed suppressing paper, and a layer of mulch, I think it'll be a thing of beauty. The sore muscles will be worth it!